SAN ANTONIO—Sodexo partnered with USAA to offer a new and unique benefit to the nearly 35,000 USAA employees nationwide. Beginning this week, USAA employees will have access to curbside pick-up of meals and essential grocery food items across its corporate campuses.
USAA employees can place daily weekday orders for same-day curbside pick-up of prepared meals and grocery food items, such as produce, milk and eggs. Following a successful pilot program at the company’s San Antonio headquarters campus, this service has expanded to USAA’s regional campuses in Plano, Texas; Tampa, Fla.; Phoenix; and Colorado Springs, Colo. The pre-made meals are offered at half-price, while the grocery items are sold at cost.
The idea for the new service came from an USAA employee who voiced concern for fellow employees who may be facing challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In these unprecedented times, many basic essentials have become difficult to find and acquire for many American families,” USAA president and CEO Wayne Peacock said. “Thanks to the care and commitment of one of our employees, we were made aware of a need and worked quickly with Sodexo to provide many of our 35,000 employees with a convenient, low-stress way to feed their families. USAA is committed to ensuring our employees have the resources they need to continue serving our members while adhering to crucial social distancing and protective measures.”
Several USAA campuses are in communities where orders to limit social activity have been established. As such, this curbside pick-up service is available to USAA employees who are working from home, as well as those who continue to work from the company’s offices.
The success of this initiative is due in large part to the work of the Sodexo team supporting USAA. In just four days, Sodexo was able to modify its pre-pandemic plans for take home meals to support this innovative solution.
“We are committed to supporting USAA employees and their families during this difficult period,” said Mark Spinelli, vice president, operations for Sodexo Dining at USAA. “Within the first few hours, we received more than 275 orders. No matter where USAA employees are working, we are thrilled to provide fresh and nutritious meal options every day.”
About Sodexo North America
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 67 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,500 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $17B in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2019, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation mobilized 37,000 Sodexo volunteers to distribute 3.2 million meals to help 2.3 million children and adults meet their immediate food needs. Since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit US.Sodexo.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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